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Beyond Control + F: Text Mining Across the Disciplines

Monday, February 1, 2016
12:00 AM
Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave

Register here by January 1, 2016. 

Are you curious about text mining, but not sure how to get started?

Are you familiar with the basics of text mining, but interested in learning new strategies and approaches?

As the number of digitized and born-digital texts increase, so too do the possibilities for large-scale analysis. Many scholars in the humanities and social sciences, however, have not been trained in the methodologies that would allow them to take advantage of these new strategies for text analysis. Text Mining Across the Disciplines is a one-day conference on text mining aimed both at those new to the field and those with more experience. The day’s events include both keynotes by scholars using text mining in their research and a series of workshops aimed at guiding participants through key strategies and approaches to text mining. The workshops are designed to be cumulative, and over the course of the day participants will have an opportunity to collect a small data set, clean that data, mine the data, and visualize their results.


  • Laura Mandell (Texas A&M)
  • Andrew Goldstone (Rutgers)


  • Finding Your Corpus
  • Getting your data ready to mine
  • Text Mining Strategies and Methodologies

Sponsored by the University of Michigan Library, ProQuest, and the Institute for Humanities